Instagram is a Facebook photo-sharing application that allows users to share images in the form of posts or stories. While a post is valid forever unless deleted by the user, a story typically only lasts 24 hours and is then automatically removed from the user’s profile.
Instagram Stories are fairly easy to create, but they can take a bit of effort and thought to make them truly entertaining. Fortunately, Instagram has many tools to help you make your stories as fun as possible.
Selecting the image and song
When you have great photos or videos and great filters that go well with the image, you can create a story that gets the attention it needs. There is also the option to add stickers as layers on top. Until recently, the only thing Instagram was missing was the ability to add music without manually saving it.
A cool new feature recently arrived on Instagram with a new music filter that offers a selection of songs from your own library and music streaming services like Spotify, SoundCloud, etc. In this article, you will learn all about this feature and how you can use it to improve the quality of your Instagram stories.
How to add music to Instagram stories
In this first method, we will try to add music directly from Instagram. Tap the camera button or your story icon to add a new story. Use the camera shutter to take a photo or record a video on the camera screen. Now proceed as usual and add any filters or special effects. Then tap on the tag icon at the top of the screen. Then tap on the music tag to add music to your simple photos and videos.
On this music screen, you can use the search box at the top of the screen to find a specific melody. In this field, you can search for songs, artists, albums, or more. Once you find the song you want, you can hit the play button to hear a quick preview of the song and make sure it’s the song you were looking for. If you don’t have a specific song in mind, you can filter popular songs like Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classic or filter by moods like Romantic, Mellow, Upbeat, etc.
When you’re ready to make a selection, tap on the song you want to add to your story. If you use a still image for the story, the music story lasts a maximum of 15 seconds. However, if you’re working with a video, Instagram will cut it into separate 15-second segments and the music will play for as long as the video. running. Using an image gives you the option to choose which part of the title is played in your story. To do this, move the scroll bar until you find the section of the song that you want to add to the photo or video. You can then touch the photo thumbnail to change the image or get an overlay of the moving texts.
For some songs you can choose between several images and some of them also have lyrics. When you are done choosing the stickers to display the song name or lyrics. You can hit Done and the song will be added to your story as a sticker. Once you have completed your music selections, the song will appear as a tag in your history. You can choose where to place the sticker in the story by dragging it across the screen with your finger. Also, You can zoom or rotate the sticker with two fingers to change the orientation. You can also double-tap the sticker to return to the previous screen and change the appearance of the sticker.
When you’re done modifying the music, tap the Your Story icon to post the story with the music selection. If you only want specific people to see it. You can choose close friends or choose a custom group of people and send it to them. To view your story, you can touch the Your Story icon while the music is playing. Touch the song tag to access the music player and options. Your followers can see the story and play music on it.